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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-12-2017, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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The mornings are becoming chilly so I put my windshield back on. I forgot how annoying the buffeting can get. I understand that lowers will help a lot. Does anyone have a suggestion for the best brand and model for the Vulcan? The motorcycle superstore has a set of Memphis Shades fork deflectors that fit, but the mounting hardware does not fit (??????)

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A couple of people here have made their own. Goofyfoot and Knifemaker? I know there's one thread somewhere.
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Motorcycle Lowers (low Deflectors): 6 Steps (with Pictures)

Also see "invisible lowers" in my photo link below.

Making a set like the ones linked on top is fairly easy. (Mine are a bit complex)
Mounting them so they are fairly solid is the only hard part.
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I built these and my lord what a difference. Not only stopped my head from being weebled all over, the bike is way way more stable at highway speeds. It is quite frankly an amazing thing.
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Agree. Make your own. Buy acrylic and home depot and buy brackets on line. Mine cost $35.00 and have enough plastic left over to replace some day. I found brackets with rubber already on them.

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T-Bone, thanks for posting. It reminds me that I have the same memphis shades hardware, also from the motorcycle superstore that I need to return. My daughter got them for me last Christmas. Hope it's not too late. Here's what I found with mine. There is a sticker inside the plastic wrap of the package the hardware came in. The sticker says Part No. MEM 9887. This is the actual Memphis Shades part number. There is another sticker on the outside of the plastic that has SKU-130157. Look at the very top of this sticker and (at least on mine) it says Part-MEM9884. Looks like someone put the wrong sticker on the wrong part at Motorcycle Superstore. Anyways, after talking with them, they told me that I would not be charged a re-stock fee and they will set me up with a free shipping label. I just keep forgetting to send it in.
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Agree. Make your own. Buy acrylic and home depot and buy brackets on line. Mine cost $35.00 and have enough plastic left over to replace some day. I found brackets with rubber already on them.
I 6-8 inches of aluminum L stock also at lowes or home depot, screwed the acylic into one side of that , made two slots in the other side of the L (at the seam more or less I'll post a pic) and used hose clamps. The whole deal was maybe $20?

Actually think I had a pic but ****bucket.

Now I am positive I did not type those ****ing stars above.
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I am going to use the L bracket idea, but instead of hose clamps I'm going to use stainless steel rubber lined P clamps, which someone else suggested. I ordered a set from Marsh fasteners. Since it got warm again I took off the windshield so I'll wait until I have all the parts for the lowers to put it back on. I'll send pictures when it's complete.
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